I really was not trying to keep anyone in suspense about how our little dog Oscar came to live with us. But I have not been able to get myself to the blog to write anything. I had a lousy cold all last week (I'm still trying to shake it), I was super busy at work, then there was the "Kick Off" Soccer tournament with my daughter this weekend... busy, busy...you know what it's like.
I also was hoping we'd get some good news about our LOA before I blogged again. Still nothing. And, what is worse: if we do not get it in the next few days, I fear that we will not get it for a few weeks. Apparently, CCAA officials are going on another trip abroad, and won't be available to apply their chop to things like LOAs. Sigh!
So, I'm finding it hard to get really excited over the fact that we've been assigned to a travel group for August. If things go well, we'll be in China from about August 11-23rd, and we'll get our child on the 13th. But I am really cautious about counting on those dates too much, since that letter has to arrive soon for this to happen.
And, I may have blew our chances today. My sister forwarded me this e-mail that clearly said "Do Not Delete". Oh no. I hate those. But, the attachment said "Chinese Proverb", so I figured I'd play along. I opened the "proverb"- allegedly sent from Norway in the 1960s (What the heck!?! They didn't even have PowerPoint back then!)- and it was OK for a few seconds, then it started with the dire warnings of the harm that would come my way if I did not forward it within 4 days. So, I got really cheesed off and hit "delete". So, that's it. Big trouble... seriously, people... get a grip. IF ANYONE READING THIS SENDS THOSE KINDS OF E-MAILS OUT, BELIEVE ME, YOU ARE NOT ENDEARING YOURSELF TO YOUR FRIENDS!!!
OK, so now that I have displaced my frustrations, I have to go get my organic vegetables. We're members of a local Organic Veggie Co-op and the pick-ups start tonight. Yippee! Then, I'm off to more soccer (I actually do love doing the soccer Mom thing).
Oscar's story will have to wait, I guess...
But wait 'til you see him- he is SO CUTE!!!